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Suspend Driving Licence for Not less than 3 Months for Violation of Road Safety Rules: Supreme Court Committee

Port Blair, Aug 11: The Supreme Court Committee under Road Safety has directed to suspend the driving licence for a period of not less than 03 months Under Section 19 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 read with Rule 21 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rule, 1989 for:

I.    Driving at a speed exceeding the specified limit, including redlight jumping;

II.    Carrying overload in goods carriages and carrying persons in goodscarriages;

III.    Driving vehicles under the influence of drink and drugs;

IV.    Using mobile phone while driving a vehicle.

The Apex Court has also directed that;

1.    In case of driving a vehicle under the influence of drinks ordrugs, should prosecute the offender and seek imprisonment asprescribed under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 even forthe first offence.

2.    The helmet laws be made applicable both for main riders and thepillion riders. In case where the law relating to the use of helmet is violated by either the main rider or the pillion rider, they shouldboth be subject to Road Safety Education and Counselling for not less than 2 hours before imposition of fine as prescribed under the Act.

3.    Those who violate the seat belt law should also be subject to Road Safety Education and Counselling before imposition of fine asmentioned above.

The above Supreme Court Guidelines is available on the website i.e.www.poilce.andaman.gov.in.

The general public is hereby directed to strictly obeytraffic rules and regulations. In case of any traffic violationsuitable action will be taken as per Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.